latraffic wrote:Question: Did any of you hear Al Michael's mention Monday Night about Tom White having to pay a fine for a screw up the week before? I heard it but am not clear on what call he muffed and I did not realize the refs and umps can be fined like players when they blow it. Let me know what you know.
I think there was a phantom extra timeout that was called in the Seahawks-Ravens game.
Here's the ESPN Story:
The play in question occurred with 58 seconds left and Seattle ahead 41-38. The Seahawks' Shaun Alexander gained 3 yards to the Baltimore 33, but head linesman Ed Camp threw a penalty flag because he thought offensive tackle Floyd Womack lined up as an ineligible receiver.
The Ravens called their final timeout but the clock was stopped anyway for the officials to discuss the penalty. They determined Womack was eligible, let the play stand and gave Baltimore back its final timeout.
The Ravens were ready to call timeout again, but White did not restart the clock. As a result, Baltimore saved its timeout until after the plays, saving 40 seconds that it used when it got the ball back to tie a game it eventually won in overtime.